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Glenn Hauser logs September 20, 2019

** ANTARCTICA. Re 15476-CUSB, LRA36 special, Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain, reports: “Mail received from LRA 36. They say the special program that will be on air tomorrow Saturday 1300-1415 UT, will be repeated later in the evening: [sic] “hola Manuel como estas buenas tarde este sabado 21 de septiembre vamos a trasmitir un programa especial de onda corta con muchos saludos de radio aficionados del mundo la hora es 13 a 1415 UT por onda corta, y lo vamos a retrasmir por la tarde tambien.”“ — but no time specified for the replay (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 800, Sept 20 at 1111 UT, CKLW playing a clip from `The Daily Show` about Trudeau`s brown-facing, W&M chat enjoying all the attention Canada is getting as a result. KQCV OKC easily nulled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13631, 13564, 13493, 13423, 13372 approx., Sept 20 at 1351, RHC-FM service with F# tone out of 13700-AM. 13631 is S9+20, 13564 is S9+10, 13493 is S5 vs CODAR; 13423 weak, and 13372 trace. As I then move to the plus side at 1401 find 13700 has cut to dead air, and soon off before I can find any more. Normally 13700 & FM galaxy stay on another hour. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 760, Sept 20 at 1108 UT, `Hablando Claro` program or segment with item about something that happened in Mexico 2+ years ago on Sept 19, 2017; with WJR nulled. Of the four 760 Mexicans, most likely XEABC, EdoMex, 70/10 kW with variety format, rather than Chiapas or Jalisco, and surely not Sonora

Searching on that title and XEABC leads to a media directory at Radio – Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México making such a connexion. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Sept 20 at 1125, surprised to hear TOMBS morning moanin` & groanin` hour, since WWCR-1 was supposed to stop The Overcomer at 1100 and switch to 15825 with other programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re: why isn`t KMIC, 1590, address in Pasadena TX. flooded? KMIC transmitter site is not around Pasadena = SE of Houston closer to the coast, but NW of downtown Houston between Aldine and Spring Valley and not far from White Oak Bayou, which is flood prone:

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv?site_no=08074020

https://www.weatherforyou.com/reports/index.php?config=&place=houston&state=tx&forecast=riversobs&gauge=HGTT2
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1630 kHz, Sept 20 at 0256 UT, pop/disco music with very heavy beat timed at 124/minute, surely not what KKGM Ft Worth would be playing. 0257.5, KCJJ Iowa City ID and into “CBS News on the Hour“ — but 2.5 minutes BEFORE the hour!!

I thought KCJJ was a talk station, but NRC AM Log shows split format, also AC. Per https://www.1630kcjj.com/show/hit-music/ `Hit Music` plays from 9 pm to 5 am CDT [02-10 UT], even more on Sundays. Some personalities elsewhen may be DJs rather than talkers, unclear.

Was the early news an aberration? Check again ~3 hours later, this time not until 0558.0 UT does it ID and run `CBS News on the Hour` only 2 minutes early. Dirty little secret which apparently still applies: some major network news “on“ the hour is pre-recorded a few minutes before for flexibility and to allow quick fixes if anything go wrong. If a total disaster, they can always try again really live on the hour. But you would think affiliates would not give this away by airing it early, especially when it`s titled “On The Hour“! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1680, Sept 20 at 0548 UT, NO signaL from KRJO Monroe LA, music station which normally dominates; instead music and WPRR ID from Ada MI northeast; nulling that should reveal KRJO from the southeast, but nothing except some other very weak signal from one of the four other more distant US 1680s. Still no KRJO at 1136 UT, just a fast SAH from somethings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re my log of KDMT 1690 Denver market which still exists, Paul Walker, Laramie, explains: “Glenn, KDMT 1690 was one of the Salem Media stations sold to Relevant radio. Closing in 60-90 days after filing. So they could take over as early as mid October I think. Paul“ (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Sept 20 at 1058-1105 UT, as I happen to be awake more than an hour before local sunrise when this usually be done: on the DX-398 looping NW: 774, 747, 693, 594, 675, 828, 972, 1134(2), 1566. From WSW: 702, 612, 882, 1548 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1702 UT September 20

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